Thursday, February 26, 2009

Gotham Plaza at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair

Guests entering the Fair through the main entrance, serviced by the Long Island Rail Road and subway, would pass through the ticket booths and turnstiles down a ramp into this area known as Gotham Plaza.

There's a lot going on in this view, which is one of my favorites from the Fair. Take a look at the group of soldiers trying to decide where to head first. Should they go visit the RCA Pavilion across the plaza and see themselves on color television, fortify themselves with a quick bite at the balloon-topped Brass Rail snack bar, buy an Official Guide Book, or ride off on a guided tour? This view is from 1964, as seen by the Greyhound Escorters that were only in use for the first season.


  1. I tried to post a comment but I can't seem to find it now.

  2. Where to start first when entering the WF for the first time. Now that's a delima I'd love to have !